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SBA Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program

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Dear clients, family and friends,

We hope you all are well and safe. At Linkenheimer, our staff continue to work hard from home to help our clients find peace of mind and navigate this difficult, evolving situation. As the shelter in place continues for Sonoma County and California, we understand that many of our clients are feeling the stress of protecting and paying employees, managing rent and overhead costs and keeping their business afloat. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act). The CARES Act contains many provisions for businesses and individuals, but the most impactful provision for small businesses in the immediate future is the Paycheck Protection loan program (PPP). This new program will provide up to $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans for small businesses. The Program will provide much-needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.

“This legislation provides small business job retention loans to provide eight weeks of payroll and certain overhead to keep workers employed,” said Secretary Mnuchin. “Treasury and the Small Business Administration […]

Deducting Self-Employed Medical Insurance for S Shareholders

According to the IRS, a 2-percent shareholder in an S corporation may be eligible for a deduction against Adjusted Gross income (AGI) for the cost of accident and health insurance premiums paid by the corporation. The deduction is equal to 100 percent of the amount paid for medical insurance for the shareholder, his or her spouse, and dependents and is reported as an adjustment to income on the shareholder’s Form 1040.

The deduction has two limitations:

  • The deduction is not available for the calendar months in which the 2-percent shareholder or spouse is eligible to participate in another employer-subsidized health insurance plan; and,
  • The deduction cannot exceed the taxpayer’s earned income derived from the trade or business that provides the health insurance plan. S corporation shareholders treat their social security wages from the S corporation as earning income for purposes of this limitation.

A 2-percent shareholder that meets the requirements is eligible for the deduction if the plan providing the medical care coverage is established by the S corporation, which means that:

  • The S corporation pays the premiums for the accident and health insurance policy covering the 2-percent shareholder (and his or her spouse and dependents, if applicable) in […]
By |January 14th, 2015|deduction, medical deduction, self employed|0 Comments